The Washington Post has a tremendously sad series this week on the horrible state of the Washington, DC public schools, which are generally last in the country on any given educational measure, even when compared to other urban school districts. I grew up in the D.C. area. The schools have been struggling for decades...

Is there any hope for these poor children? Or are they just doomed to 'quiet riots?' The sorry state of urban education in our country is a shameful indictment of all of us.